Call it graduation, like Diane von Furstenberg does. Or a family reunion, like Thom Browne. Or a talent show, like Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa. Whatever you call it, the CFDA Awards is fashion's biggest night of the year. Watch the exclusive broadcast in its entirety, here.

The Oscars of Fashion

jessica chastain, riccardo tisci, and more stars at the 2013 cfda fashion awards

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Ahead of the Curb

tommy ton shoots the cfda awards arrival scene

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Riccardo Tisci: An Oral History

the givenchy designer—and cfda international award winner—through the eyes of twelve of the friends, fans, and collaborators who know him best

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Stand-Up Guys

on the occasion of their cfda nods, invited alexander wang to interview oscar de la renta

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paying tribute to oscar de la renta's fifty-year career, one @oscarprgirl selfie at a time

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Blanks on Blanks

with a cfda trophy on the horizon, puts tim blanks on the other side of the tape recorder for a wide-ranging interview

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model kiara kabukuru's star is on the rise once more (and for her next act, she's hosting our cfda red-carpet broadcast)

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Get Me Wardrobe!

talking hollywood with the board of directors' tribute award winner, colleen atwood

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The Vera Files

geoffrey beene lifetime achievement award winner vera wang on the oscars, the olympics, and more career highlights

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Picking Winners

our favorite summer pieces from the cfda award nominees

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Womenswear Designer of the Year

Menswear Designer of the Year

Accessory Designer of the Year

Swarovski Award for Womenswear

Swarovski Award for Menswear

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Media Award

Board of Directors' Tribute Award

Founder's Award

International Award

Alexander Wang

It's been a career-defining year for the 29-year-old designer, who assumed the creative director role at Balenciaga last November. New job not withstanding, Wang is still making headlines with his namesake line, and might just nab his first award in the Womenswear category.

Marc Jacobs

Is there a career benchmark that Marc Jacobs hasn't yet met? The reigning kingpin of New York fashion leads this year's pack of nominees with seven CFDA Awards under his belt.

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler

No longer the new kids on the block, this design duo has grown by leaps and bounds since winning the inaugural CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize in 2004. A pair of Womenswear Designer of the Year Awards followed in '07 and '11.

Steven Cox and Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown

Steven Cox and Daniel Silver's forward-thinking style is only matched by their facility for reviving the fortunes of older houses (Florsheim, for whom they began designing a Florsheim by Duckie Brown collection in 2008, and Perry Ellis, for whom they were made design directors of Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown in 2011).

Michael Bastian

Bastian, formerly the menswear director of Bergdorf Goodman, left the retail side of fashion to ply his own brand of menswear, one that is respectful of tradition but irresistibly drawn toward irreverence. Bastian won the Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2011, after four straight nominations; this month, his capsule collection of polos debuted at Uniqlo.

Thom Browne

Thom Browne's signature tailoring and wild sensibility—he's staged crucifixions, Amish barn raisings, and fox hunts to display his collections—earned him the CFDA's Menswear Designer of the Year trophy in 2006. More recently, he won the National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt last year.

Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim

Last year's Swarovski Award for Menswear winner has yet to be officially honored for his best-selling "Pashli" bag. This could be his moment.

Alexander Wang

It's nigh on impossible to walk a block in downtown Manhattan without spotting at least one of this oft-nominated designer's signature bags. The furry boxing gloves from his Fall '13 show are destined to become collector's items.

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler

Following the runaway success of the cult PS1 and mini PS11 bags, the Proenza Schouler boys introduced a new PS13 style this year, perhaps foreshadowing another win in '13.

Chris Peters and Shane Gabier for Creatures of the Wind

Outsiders? Not anymore. These Chicago-based designers have a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up prize under their belts, and two nominations in this category.

Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs for Cushnie et Ochs

A knack for body-con cutout dresses earned these Parsons grads a spot among the 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists. This is their first CFDA Award nomination.

Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis for Suno

Since their nomination in this category last year, Beatty and Osterweis have accumulated a number of high-profile fans, including Katy Perry and Lindsay Lohan, who joked that she shoplifted the Suno outfit she wore on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School

Born in New York and made by two locals in the Garment District, Public School is NYC menswear through and through. Designers Chow and Osborne, veterans of Sean John, launched the label in 2008, and participated in the first generation of the CFDA's Fashion Incubator program in 2010.

Tim Coppens

Belgian-born Tim Coppens honed his skills at Ralph Lauren's RLX label before founding his own athletically inspired collection. He's since found fans and stockists here and abroad, and this year won Fashion Group International's Rising Star award for menswear.

Todd Snyder

The all-American designer, who was nominated in this category last year, cut his teeth at J.Crew, making good design affordable. Under his own name, he pushes toward luxe materials while keeping the casual ease.

Irene Neuwirth

Neuwirth's jewelry is recognizable for its bold proportions and gorgeous, often irreverent color combinations. This is her second Swarovski nomination.

Jennifer Meyer

Meyer’s delicate fine jewelry is hot with Hollywood A-listers (it can't hurt that her husband is Tobey Maguire) and retailers alike. A runner-up for the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, this is her first CFDA nomination.

Pamela Love

A prolific collaborator, this third-time nominee and former CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up has worked with well over a dozen designers and retailers, ranging from Creatures of the Wind to Topshop to Opening Ceremony.

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award:
Vera Wang

With her namesake bridal empire and influential ready-to-wear collection (which earned her a Designer of the Year Award in 2005), Wang has been making starlets and real women look and feel like princesses for over twenty years. Previously a competitive figure skater and a longtime fashion editor, Wang also brings successful fragrance and home-goods lines to the table.

The Media Award: Tim Blanks's editor at large has been covering the collections—men's and women's, ready-to-wear and couture—for more than twenty years. The former host of Fashion File on Canada's CBC (not to mention former P.A. to Bryan Ferry and roommate of Brian Eno), Blanks lives in London.

The Board of Directors' Tribute Award: Colleen Atwood

A three-time Academy Award winner, Atwood is Tim Burton's go-to costume designer, and has worked on blockbuster films such as Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, and, most recently, Snow White and the Huntsman.

The Founder's Award:
Oscar de la Renta

The distinguished Dominican designer's fifty-plus-year career needs no introduction. As a previous recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1990, and a two-time winner of the Designer of the Year Award, in 2000 and 2007, de la Renta has mentored countless young designers and remains a significant force in American fashion.

The International Award: Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy

A relative unknown when he ascended to the creative director spot of Givenchy in 2005, Riccardo Tisci stabilized a house that had come to be known for its revolving door. Since then, his dark, romantic take on beauty—often labeled goth—has proven widely influential. In 2013, he cochaired the Met Gala.